Shillong, Aug 28: A good smile is everyoneâ€™s right. But those having cleft lips, smiling can be an unpleasant experience due to the social stigma.
Those the congenital deformity can be successfully treated, many are still aloof to its treatment, at least in India.Â
Operation smile, an American based organization working in 64 countries of the world, operating on people with cleft lip and palates, has been making an effort to reach out to such people by travelling to remote corners of the country and conduct free surgeries. Thus making such people get a respectable place back in society and live with dignity.
This time, Operation smile is camping in Shillong at Shillong Civil Hospital. It started its mission on August 24 last and will be here till August 31. Screenings were conducted on August 24 and 25 and subsequently operations were conducted from the following days.